Here are our updated health and safety protocols, in compliance with Ministry of Education requirements: 2021 Health and Safety Guidelines.
IMPORTANT for international travellers: Refer to federal requirements for return from international travel
- INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS must meet requirements on https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2021/07/international-students-and-travel-to-canada.html
Independent Schools COVID-19 Update – November 27, 2021 (from Ministry of Education and FISA)
- Here are the latest BCCDC data links from the November 23rd PHO briefing:
BC COVID-19 Situation Report for K-12 Schools [posted November 23, 2021]
Slide presentation, COVID-19 Update: Immunization of children 5 to 11: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/Immunization_of_Children.pdf
Announcement on COVID-19 pediatric vaccine for children aged 5-11: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0209-002245
- The latest information and resources for parents and students is available on the COVID-19 Return to School website and the Safe and Healthy Schools website.
- Daily health check app: Bookmark the website: k12dailycheck.gov.bc.ca. It includes current health guidelines and offers an age-appropriate user-experience for K to 12 students.
- The BC Centre for Disease Control’s COVID-19 dashboard: http://www.bccdc.ca/hea…/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data
- All joint statements from Provincial Health Officer Dr Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix are posted here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/ministries/health
- BC’s Response to COVID-19 website: Provides up-to-date non-clinical information on COVID-19. The COVID-19 app is available on Apple’s app store and the Google Play store. British Columbians can also use the new provincial phone service by calling 1-888-COVID19, available seven days a week from 7:30AM to 8:00PM, with information in over 110 languages. Specific public health questions re: COVID-19 should be directed to your local health authority.
Mental Health and Wellness Resources
With so much happening, it’s normal to feel worried and overwhelmed. It’s important to look after mental health and well-being during COVID-19. Links to mental well-being resources for children, youth, parents and caregivers are available on the BCCDC Mental Well-being Page. There are many resources available, and we encourage you to explore to find the one that works best for you. Mental health and wellness are always important, and even more so in these challenging times. Please reach out if you need support.
- The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre offers tips for caring for younger children, parents and caregivers.
- Compassionate Learning Communities – Supporting Trauma-Informed Practice
- Linda O’Neill – Trauma Informed in the Classroom
- Ministry of Children and Familes: Healing Families, Helping Systems
- Parents grade 1-6 https://www.anxietycanada.
- COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub: https://jack.org/covid
- Grade 7-12 App https://www.
- Grade 7-12 https://www.
anxietycanada.com/articles/ covid19-balancing-public- health-and-mental-health/
- Grade 9-12 https://www.anxietycanada.com/
articles/what-to-do-if-you- are-anxious-or-worried-about- coronavirus-covid-19/
- Grade 7 and Up https://foundrybc.ca/